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USA Network - Armstrong Tower - Alpine, NJ


Published Jan, 1982


USA Network's original Broadcast and Production Operations Center in early 1982
• photos of USA Network's original Transmission Center
• photos of Armstrong Tower, Alpine, NJ

Armstrong Tower and its accompanying radio station were built in 1938 at a cost of over $300,000 by Edwin Howard Armstrong, pioneer radio inventor, to demonstrate the superiority of his new system of radio broadcasting — frequency modulation (FM).

Edwin Armstrong's experimental FM radio station W2XMN
and the Armstrong Tower were completed in early 1938
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John Turner is the Chief Engineer of Turner Engineering. Turner Engineering did the installation work for USA Network's original Cable TV transmission center. USA Network's facility was built and located in the same building as Armstrong's experimental FM radio station. Armstrong Tower is 425 feet tall and sits atop the Palisades Cliffs in Alpine, NJ.

Steve Seville is the Director of Engineering for USA Network. Monte Barry was the Engineer in Charge for USA Network in 1981 and 1982. These photographs were taken by Matthew Barry in early 1982. Armstrong Tower looks pretty much the same as it did in 1938. The two-story building on the left was Armstrong's FM radio station. Years later the building was cleaned out and given historic landmark status. USA Network's original transmission center was installed in this building.

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Monte Barry, Engineer in Charge, USA Network, January 1982, optimizing an Ampex VPR-2B
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John "JD" Cowles, Supervisor of Technical Operations (left) and Terry (right)
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Mediatype image
Creator Monte Barry
Licenseurl http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Identifier USA_Network_1982_Alpine_NJ
Addeddate 2013-01-26 18:20:11
Publicdate 2013-01-26 18:20:34
Date Jan, 1982
Year 1982
Backup_location ia905605_17

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